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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,831) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

Walsall Walsall vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Walsall 1

W Grigg (33)

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Carlisle 1

M Robson (50)

Robson rocket denies Saddlers

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Defender Matty Robson grabbed a spectacular equaliser to earn Carlisle United a 1-1 draw at Walsall.

Robson fired a free-kick into the top corner from 25-yards out after Saddlers' defender Olly Lancashire had fouled Liam Noble.

Walsall were the better side in the first half and deservedly took the lead in the 33rd minute when young winger Jamie Paterson delivered a perfect free-kick beyond the far post where Will Grigg stooped to head his third goal of the season.

At that point Walsall looked comfortable but Carlisle manager Greg Abbott changed his formation in the second half and his side should have been level within a couple of minutes of the restart. Substitute Francois Zoko crossed for Lee Miller to head down but Noble failed to beat home goalkeeper James Walker from 10 yards.

The Cumbrians then went looking for the winner with some lively raids and 10 minutes from the end top scorer Miller connected with a powerful header which James Walker saved brilliantly. Then, with eight minutes to go Zoko fluffed a glorious chance to clinch all three points by screwing his shot wide of the left-hand post from Noble's pass.

In the last minute Carlisle keeper Adam Collin denied Walsall with a great save from Paterson's free-kick.

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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33